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Aug 21, 2023

The Piri Reis Map of 1513

Portion of the 1513 Piri Reis Map The spectacular 1513 Piri Reis world map, next in our series of ancient maps, date...

Jun 30, 2023

The Dunhuang Star Chart

North Circumpolar Region from the Dunhuang Star Chart This blog in our ancient map series deviates a bit from the re...

Jun 24, 2023

The Madaba Mosaic Map

   Madaba Mosaic Map Fragment The next map in our series of ancient maps is a remarkable map made with mosaic tessera...

Jun 18, 2023

The Catalan Atlas

 Cosmographic Chart from the Catalan Atlas Our next early map was created c. 1375 by Abraham Cresques, a member of...

Jun 11, 2023

Ptolemy’s World Map

The next maps in our series of ancient maps were based on the work of Claudius Ptolemy, who is often called the fathe...

Jun 2, 2023

World Map of Al-Sharif Al-Idrisi

Map of the World by Al-Sharif Al-Idrisi Another fascinating map of the medieval era was produced by the brilliant Mu...

May 29, 2023

Hereford Mappa Mundi

The next map in our series of Ancient Maps was created much closer to the time when maps began to be more common...

May 18, 2023

An Ancient Roman Map

  The next ancient map in our series is the Tabula Peutingeriana, a fascinating ancient Roman itinerarium, or road...

May 12, 2023

Ancient Babylonian Maps

Babylonian is a term often used to describe the ancient cultural region of the Fertile Crescent called Mesopotamia, w...

May 7, 2023

Ancient Maps

We hope you have been enjoying our blog entries describing the lives of a few of the best known cartographers of the ...

Jan 28, 2023

Map Maker Biography: Martin Waldseemüller (c. 1470 – 1520)

 Universalis Cosmographia 1507 Martin Waldseemüller was a brilliant German humanist, academic, cartographer and co...

Dec 24, 2022

Mapmaker Biography: Vincenzo Coronelli (1650–1718)

Franciscan friar Vincenzo Coronelli - cartographer, geographer, printer, inventor, author of books and treatises, wa...
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